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After-Development Dynamics: South Korea's Contemporary Engagement with Asia

Anthony P. D'Costa


South Korea’s economic development trajectory has been widely studied and is well understood. From an impoverished war-torn nation, the country has progressed on all fronts, including a ten-fold increase in per capita income over a forty-year period. It stands out internationally when it comes to education and politically it has moved away from authoritarianism to a more spirited democratic system. In short, it seems to have achieved it all. The question is, what does a country do after it has attained development? This volume addresses this question by examining Korea’s strategic engagement w ... More

Keywords: development, after-development prosperity, regional integration, industrial upgrading, transfer of business systems, migration, social welfare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198729433
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729433.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony P. D'Costa, editor
Chair and Professor of Contemporary Indian Studies, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne